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Comparison: LG G Watch R vs. Moto 360 vs. Samsung Gear S

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Last night, the tech industry was treated to two new smartwatches from LG and Samsung, the G Watch R and Gear S. Both will go head-to-head with the Moto 360, a watch that is easily the most anticipated in the history of smartwatches, thanks to its round display. It’s a good time to be a smartwatch watcher.

We aren’t sure what has taken Motorola so long to release the 360 or provide us with official details on its features, but in that time, LG managed to create and unveil their own round watch, while Samsung attempted to do the same. The Moto 360 should still hit store shelves before either of those, though, so we wanted to put it up against the other two, to help you decide if it is still the watch for you (most of you are saying it is) or if waiting it out is the better option.  

We have official info on both the G Watch R and Gear S, along with plenty of details on the Moto 360 through a premature Best Buy listing, just enough to for a quick comparison chart. Certain items are obviously missing, because each manufacturer has either withheld certain specifics from us or still hasn’t made it all official. Speaking of official, keep in mind that the Moto 360 information was again, taken from the Best Buy leak, so things could/may change.

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  • alexg

    2 ugly watches and 1 gorgeous watch. comparison done.

  • Real

    The G watch R isn’t Stainless Steel

  • Mike

    I have a gear 2 and everything works with my g3 minus the accuweather app, but if you download watchfaces from the play store they come with the weather baked in so fully functional.

  • Samuel Marano

    When someone makes a smartwatch with a metal band instead of a leather one, I’ll be more excited. Out of these 3 I’d rather the 360 though.

    • JoshGroff

      When the band can be replaced, it’s a simple matter of getting a metal band that fits. Also, both Sony’s Smartwatch 2 and the Pebble had metal band options. (released later on, of course.)

  • Frederick McIntyre

    Cool

  • Stephen D

    I thought the 360 had an OLED?

  • ScoobySnack

    Do any of these support ANT+ connectivity?

    I’d LOVE to forgo an overpriced Garmin watch and just get heart rate and footpod measurements thru one of these watches.

  • joelugog

    Samsung is f-ing up, OS

  • That leaked 299 Euro price is ridiculous. I know OLED is expensive but thats not worth it especially if the Moto’s leaved price holds true.

  • Dt Bell

    I kinda like the Skaagen look of the Samsung

  • Rich

    Heart rate monitor? Important spec.

  • erikiksaz

    People can 360vGWAR all day long, but goddamn does the Samsung watch looking effing stupid.

  • droid209

    i’m waiting for an iClock to come out once they settled copyright issue with flavor flav.

  • randhawp

    Gear S has a UV sensor, HERE navigation and backs up as a phone WOW

  • Justin

    I’ll take the Samsung and Moto watch please!!

  • JeremyAn2

    LG went for the Rolex look. Moto bit Movado. Samsung… thought we wanted Dick Tracy’s watch.

    I’ll wait until one of them borrows from Audemars Piguet or Cartier lmao.

  • hyperbeatser

    The 360 should say: Display Shape – Round(ish)

  • Razma

    Samsung go home, you’re drunk

  • Victor Who

    The Samsung watch is nice, but….why Tizen?

    • droidrazredge

      That’s the future of Samsung, they’ve gained enough momentum and popularity using Android and Google. They feel they’ve overstayed there welcome and it’s time for them to move on and become an OS company like Google as well.

    • crazed_z06

      Why not Tizen?

  • Rick

    Does the G watch R actually have a heart rate monitor? I know the gwatch doesnt and i thought these were pretty much the same internals.

    Looking at different spec pages, I dont see anything listed.

    • droidrazredge

      They’re making it so people think the LG G watch R is just as good so they’ll be more Moto360 available for purchase and they won’t be sold out at launch and on back-order.

  • droidrazredge

    This is how i’d use each of the watches. I’d have one to fit each aspect of my life.
    Moto360: Dates, Formal Occasions, and Elegant Functions.
    LG G watch R: Workout, Day-to-Day Activities, Active Events.
    Samsung S: Going to the beach and tanning.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    I have to stick to my plan and get the 360. Maybe if I wait a month it’ll be $199. Hoping the stainless band us only $49 more bucks, and available on the same day as the 360.

    The LG looks to be super sturdy and knock resistant.

  • MistaButters

    Samsung: biggest screen, smallest battery

  • MichaelFranz

    Not gonna lie this is how I see it..
    Moto 360 – More of a high end business class look
    LG G Watch R – More Sport looking, and day to day.

    ….Samsung Gear S….byefelicia

    • dukenilnil

      Exactly my thoughts. The LG looks like a classic Casio sport watch I used to wear. The Moto 360 (at least with the stainless band) looks more like a fashion, business watch, which is why I am leaning towards that one.

  • Ben Udkow

    Sigh, I’m sure I’ll end up replacing my BELOVED G Watch with the G Watch R. That is a nice looking watch. My only concern is that swiping on it from the sides will be tough due to the dial.

  • LG for the win again.

  • jer85008

    To me the 360 looks much more premium, more similar to a high-end IWC/AP/etc. The LG reminds me of a $40 Invicta from Costco. The Samsung (as usual per Sammy’s junk) is worthy of no comment.

  • Shannon Hoff

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this before, but it kind of bugs me that the LG renders show the minute marks around the face effectively twice? They are on the bezel around the edge, but also in all the renders I have seen so far, they are also on the watch face. Just seems odd. Not sure if that is just me.

    On a side note, can they just release these watches already. Birthday is next month and I don’t need one, but then again, it is a gadget and we don’t really need any off them, right?

    • RustyTechGuy

      In the pic above the outside ring is the minutes and the inner ring is hours and seconds

    • Tony Spencer

      I realize it’s a render, but the marks don’t line up.

  • Bryan Mills

    Show me the iWatch, Apple!

    Gah, can’t wait for Apples conference. It’ll be like Moto doesn’t even exist.

    • Godzilla

      why the fuckkk are you even here?

      • Bryan Mills

        Because Sony, LG, OnePlus, Oppo, Google.

  • RustyTechGuy

    We all know these will be great when they arrive until….Apple releases The Best Smartwatch iWatch…it will probably be a Moto 360 with iOS running on it.:)hahaha

  • Orion

    The Gear S looks hideous compared to the other two…….lmao at Tizen. Anyway, moto 360 gets my pick.

  • RustyTechGuy

    I am kind now leaning toward the LG watch I really dig the look of it.

  • Godzilla

    When you guys are arguing about processors and all that stuff, you fail to relize that the 360 more than likely is the lower priced offering here. Motorola over the past year has been all about pricing since they made the mistake of over pricing the X from the get go. Now they are trying to penetrate the market with aggressive pricing and of course they need to save on cost where it makes sense without sacrificing performance.

    • Bryan Mills

      They aren’t quick enough. When Lenovo takes over, you all will jump ship.

      • Godzilla

        not sure why lenovo has anything to do with this discussion. Anything lenovo will be a future offering, we’re talking about the products about to be shown to the world on 9/4. Not things a year from now. As someone else pointed out, the sale to Lenovo isnt final yet and Lenovo cant touch ANYTHING yet.

        • Bryan Mills

          Doesn’t matter.

          • Godzilla

            Your arguments are like that of a 5 year old who brings no valid information to the table, he just wants his way because he hates motorola.

          • Bryan Mills

            I don’t hate Motorola. They just make stupid decisions.

          • Godzilla

            More baseless arguments. Last year the X was released around this time, makes sense to do it the same time this year all at once at one event.

          • Bryan Mills

            There’s a reason why the X sold like crap.

          • Godzilla

            Yeah, as I said, they over priced it from the get go. They realized that mistake and dropped the price big time and look what happened, sales started to pick up big time.

          • Bryan Mills

            Still didn’t hit big numbers.

          • Godzilla

            They made a profit on it, all that matters. Not as though we’re talking about financially troubled HTC here

          • Cael

            Silly, Moto for doing quality over quantity. /s

      • sirmeili

        1) Lenovo has stated that they will allow Motorola to run as a separate company, much like Google does. I admit there will likely be some “influence” from lenovo, but there was some influence from Google.

        2) Lenovo does some really high quality and innovative stuff in their other fields.

        • Bryan Mills

          Oh but they’re chinese. Americans hate them.

          • huh? o.0

          • Bryan Mills

            Don’t you know. America has become a shythole racist country.

          • Godzilla

            lol, has become? As in we’re just now becoming racist?

          • Bryan Mills

            Should have said “have become the number 1 racist country”. Hopefully Russia bombs us.

          • Godzilla

            You are a sad depressed single guy arent ya? Who sits in his apartment and wants to piss people off online because no real harm can come to you via the internet. You take it out on the world that girls hate you and when you tried guys you always ended up as the bottom. Now you stay in your apartment all day long eating chips out of your belly button and trolling droid life.

          • Bryan Mills

            Nah, just a free American expressing his opinion making 40k a year.

          • Godzilla

            and still a bottom

          • Marikel

            Nothing wrong with being a bottom 🙁

          • Godzilla

            im trying to figure out if Iggy Azalea is hot or not. She has a phat ass which i love…….

          • Marikel

            Idk she kinda reminds me of the guys from White Chicks

          • Godzilla

            I guess i would have to see her naked to really judge.

          • Marikel

            Sigh is this how straight guys talk lol

          • Godzilla

            Well……..yeah

          • Marikel

            This is why I don’t fit in -.-

          • Cael

            How old are you?

          • Shane Redman

            You realize $40k/year dances with the national poverty line right? lol

          • Daniel Garcia

            Screenshot. opens website–> https://tips.fbi.gov/ fills out information and done. Man that was easy.

          • Bryan Mills

            I feel bad for Bryan Mills

          • Daniel Garcia

            You mean Tyler Durden?

          • Godzilla

            amen

          • Bryan Mills

            You mean Liam Neeson?

          • Daniel Garcia

            Thought it was Brad Pitt? Meh. Further proof that Juan Gabriel’s Greater Internet Dickward Theory is alive an well.

          • I’m an American and I have no problem with the Chinese. Do I dislike many of the products that come from China that had (seemingly) little to no quality control while rolling off the line? Sure. But that doesn’t extend to my sentiments about the people at all! Please be careful with sweeping statements like that…they don’t help anyone.

            Ok, I’m done feeding the trolls now…back to real life 🙂

          • sirmeili

            I’m american, I don’t hate them. Your comment is fully flawed.

          • Tony Spencer

            He thinks most people hate him, not realizing that most just don’t care.

  • Foosa Noble

    Looks like my gear live is going back to best buy…timing is everything..

  • Leif Sikorski

    The most important sensor is missing in this chart. The Moto 360 will support auto-brightness, which is a big deal on a watch in my opinion.

    • Erlick

      That is a big deal, but the fact that the Gear S has a GPS inside is a step forward for me. If either of the other two had it in there I’d be actually buying one of these.

      • Geran Smith

        Why do you need a GPS? Not trying to be a dick, actually curious! My understanding is the majority of these watches will piggy back on the phone for notifications, data, etc.

        • HitokiriX

          The Gear S can function as a standalone device.

          • Geran Smith

            Ahh, I did not read much into it, it looked way too ugly for my liking. That is interesting. I wonder what battery life will be like.

          • Erlick

            Battery life is bad. Which is the reason I won’t be buying it.

          • Jason Bittner

            and you know how?

          • Will Oren

            Exactly why the pebble works fine for me for now.

          • n900mixalot

            Two days according to Samsung UK’s website.

          • Derek Robinson

            Ah, that makes sense. Not a selling point for me, but I know some people who would really prefer it that way.

        • Erlick

          When I go running, I don’t want to bring my phone. I want to have my watch, track my heart rate, play music through bluetooth, and have a map of the distance and route I took

          • James

            Yep. This is HUGE selling point for me. There are some key use scenarios when I don’t want to carry my phone.

            That said, I will be passing on the Gear S and waiting for an Android Wear device to come along.

          • Gasaraki

            Yeah and your battery will last 15 mins.

          • tu3218

            I agree all around! I would love this! Only problem and the reason I won’t be considering the Samsung watch is because being that its Tizen, it’s most likely going to be a Samsung exclusive device. Which really sucks cause I would buy this. But not going to switch from my G3 to a Samsung for a watch.

          • Joshhud

            …… you need your phone with you for the Bluetooth music to play……

          • michael arazan

            But none of them can be used as a stand alone music player that you can plug ear buds into

        • Rob

          If I were to take a guess, to track a jog/run or hike without the need of a phone.

        • mia woo

          U need to comply with some application to record where u r etc.. Other smartwatch and band rely on smartphone but wot if u go out somewhere without phone.. It’s quite useful guess u don’t use much Gps based application..

        • awalkerz

          It sounds like you want the MOTOACTV

      • Cael

        It doesn’t have 4G LTE Advanced Omega. It is DOA. /s

        • WearablesGroupInc

          You don’t need 4G with smartwatches, if you’ve used a standalone 3G is just fast enough: plus 4G LTE components for watches are just finishing up R&D in Asia, should see in 2015…

          • Cael

            I see the sarcasm evades you…

      • thedonxr

        No GPS on the Gear S, it has AGPS but that relies on cell towers. Look at the sensors in the specs post.

    • Ben Udkow

      You know I thought it would be a problem as well, but I’ve kept my G Watch at middle brightness since I got it and never once had an issue with it being too bright or too dim.

    • morgan boyle

      I am kinda surprised Moto 360 doesnt use OLED/active display on this device. i assume its because of the need for a brighter screen in direct sun but perhaps they can create the same affect using the auto-brightness and gyroscopes to know when you are actually looking at it.

      • JoYu

        Originally they were doing something similar, with a gesture to turn on the screen (lifting your arm towards normal watch looking position)

        I haven’t heard about this since the initial release videos. This was a feature I was really looking forward to. I’m not sure if they were going to do it in conjunction with the active display or not, it sure would be awesome though.

        • kashtrey

          That functionality was demoed by some of the blogs at IO with the near final hardware that Moto was showing off. I’m almost certain it’s still going to ship with the 360.

        • Michael

          That’s not watch specific. I believe that gesture is possible on all Android Wear devices.

          • JoYu

            Possible, sure, but not without eating battery life unless you have something similar to the Moto X8 chip.

    • mia woo

      Lg gflex OLED has best readiability outdoor..

    • GALAXY_NOTE_IV

      the most important is
      that LG’s ROUND watch and SAMSUNG’s upcoming ROUND watch have actually ROUND DISPLAYS.
      ROUND OLED DISPLAYS.

  • Kevin

    im liking the LG the most at this point.

  • NexusMan

    This Samsung Gear S should be ignored. It’s not an Android device.

  • Cael

    Ok just to throw this out here. The Moto 360 doesn’t have 4G LTE. The screen isn’t 720p or 4.65 inches.The Galaxy Nexus is not a good indicator of battery life for this watch.

  • Bryan Mills

    Moto shills in full force. Watch out everybody.

  • Erik Cho

    So many to choose from now! It’s turning into such a tough choice. Though I do agree with everyone the G Watch looks more sporty and the Moto 360 would look slightly better for a night on the town. In an ideal world you would have both, but then again I’m still waiting for my HOT Smart Watch to get my hands on intro into the world of smart watches… now everyone ask “What the hell is that?”.

    • sirmeili

      OK, I’ll bite….. “What the hell is that?” 🙂

      • Erik Cho

        “That” is this… http://hotsmartwatch.com/ Spent basically $150 on kickstarter as an early backer. Has one nice feature, but doesn’t even come close to any of these three. Starting to think I should’ve saved my money for one of these…

  • Godzilla

    Still loving the 360 in Black the most

  • just4747

    Do people really think it matters much at all what processor (esp. brand) is used in these? Who cares, I bet you won’t notice one single difference in speed and processing. C’mon…

    • Godzilla

      exactly, we’re not relying on the watch to process phone functions here.

      • just4747

        Then what other reliability is there? If it runs fast enough and doesn’t stutter, which I’m sure even a TI CPU can do, then what else is there to worry about? Do you think they would even release it if it had issues like that with their choice of hardware? I’m sure even if that was the case, the software is optimized somehow to work fine with it. Maybe this is why it’s taking so god damn long to release.

    • Bryan Mills

      It’s not that. It’s about reliability.

    • Joshua Rewerts

      Battery life? Some processors sip power better than others…Also, isn’t the TI processor in use in Google Glass? Makes you wonder why they keep using it…some sort of advantage they aren’t officially sharing or maybe just a consistency in developing thing (I see reliability a couple of times in comments, but can’t think of the last time I’ve heard of a phone death due to processor failure so am not sure why that’s really a factor).

      • sirmeili

        Someone else mentioned that at least back in the OMAP days they had full access to the instruction set, which they apparently don’t get from other processors. That could be a huge benefit.

  • Suicide_Note

    Although the Gear S runs Tizen, is there any chance it will somehow be compatible with Android phones?

    In my opinion the 360 is the classiest looking of the three, but the G Watch is pretty close behind. LG did a really nice job with it.

    • The Gear S is basically a phone

    • NexusMan

      Keep in mind we have yet to actually SEE the G Watch R. These are just poorly done renders. We really don’t know how great of a job they did, at all.

      • Suicide_Note

        Well, it’s just my opinion based on the renders provided. I highly doubt the actual devices will be hugely different from what has been shown here.

        • NexusMan

          Yes, I don’t think the design will be highly different. I’m just saying we have no idea what the actual quality of the device, quality of the screen, and feel and fit of the device will be like. Not to mention how Android Wear will actually run and look on it.

  • morgan boyle

    why not include IP67 stat for MOTO 360? we know its gonna be there.

    • NexusMan

      I was just about to post the same thing. We already know the Moto 360 is IP67 Water Resistant, so it should have been included in the chart.

      • morgan boyle

        yeah, for the lay person they might be confused by this.

    • Cael

      Plus the important pedometer.

      • morgan boyle

        very important. its actually a main selling point. i am hoping the HRM is decent. i know its visual only but those features make buying any other fitness tracker seem silly.

  • Motdetrq

    lets stop posting about Gear made of Tizen. Its not an android device at all.
    would you post something about iOS here

    • Warwick

      Oh, but they do post about iOS.

      • NexusMan

        Unfortunately, true.

      • Bryan Mills

        Because iOS> anything samsung.

        • Marikel

          That is true. I mean, iOS actually runs very well compared to LagWiz.

    • Wilsonian

      Zing!! However, it does work with “Android” phones made by Samsung, so it is slightly more Android than anything iOS.

  • syssition

    TI processors powered Sun Servers for Years…They ran rings around Intel in the Enterprise Unix server market for years. We still have servers in our data center (solaris) that are running on TI procs that are more reliable than Intel or AMD procs.

    • Sankyou

      Hmm not discounting the speed but have you really had reliability problems with any modern processor?

    • leDerp

      but i thought they had removed themselves from the mobile market a few years back?!? One of the last popular phones to use it was the Galaxy Nexus…

      • Bryan Mills

        And the Galaxy Nexus is one of the worst phones ever released.

        • Jon D

          umm no the sprint evo (first “4g” phone) then thunderbolt… where were you?

        • aye_winchell

          That horse is dead man, you can stop kicking it any time.

        • Cael

          The number of phones Qualcomm has been running that have been complete failures surpasses OMAP phones.

        • Grayson

          No way man. Of course it looks bad now because it’s super old, but when it was first released it was pretty great. One of the first 720p screens in a phone, probably the best performing Android phone at the time (as is the norm for Nexus phones), and I know battery life was absolutely horrendous on the Verizon LTE model, but I owned the GSM version as battery life was fine, comparable to every other smartphone that was out at the time.

      • NexusMan

        They removed themselves from the smartphone market

  • Sankyou

    All of a sudden every photo of 360 looks hideous!

    • picaso86

      You probably missed watch #3 …

    • NexusMan

      Did you lose your glasses?

      • Sankyou

        I was half-joking but the more I see the 360 photos the more I fear it will look like a clown watch on my wrist.

        • NexusMan

          I hope not. Everyone who’s worn it says how great it actually looks on wrist in person.

        • Grayson

          If you have small wrists, probably, but I have seen it on plenty of normal sized man wrists now and it looks completely normal size for a watch there.

  • picaso86

    That was quick Kellen!!!

  • illinipoke

    I’m not a huge fan of how the 360 sits on top of the band, that looks awkward. If the bands hooked into the side of it it would look less thick.

    • NexusPhan

      Its not thick at all actually. Its 20% thinner than the gear s but it does appear to be much thicker. It’ll sit better on your wrist with the bottom straps but it certainly makes it look thick.

    • NexusMan

      I love it, but more so with the stainless steel band.

      • illinipoke

        Yeah it does look far less awkward with the steel band, not sure why that is.

    • Rob

      This plus the chin on the screen bothers me. I actually like how the G Watch R looks more like a regular watch. Swap out that leather calf skin for a titanium or stainless band and I’m down.

    • dsignori

      I absolutely agree.

  • Vermin_Cain

    “We aren’t sure what’s taking Motorola so long to release the 360…”

    Maybe they are making sure everything works, and they get it right.

    • sirmeili

      And maybe their right on time according to their schedule which was always “Late summer”.

    • NexusMan

      Exactly, and maybe they are making sure wrists won’t get burned, connectors won’t corrode and pieces won’t break off, like the from the 1st 2 trash items LG and Samsung peddled to the market.

      • Bryan Mills

        Welp, we should know from your username.

      • n900mixalot

        Yeah we will see about that one. Motorola has had some pretty iffy devices and the Moto X is no exception.

        • NexusMan

          Yet it was rated Best Phone Of The Year by several sites, including this one….NEXT.

    • Anyone else notice how there was an Android Wear update this week that adds support for ambient light sensor? …maybe they were waiting on Google for this all along…

  • Bryan Mills

    And the OLED on the G watch will help with battery life unlike the LCD on the 360.

    • Cael

      And the AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR on the 360 will help with battery life unlike the NO AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR on the G watch.

      • NexusMan

        Thank you. Not to mention the processor and everything else Moto has up it’s sleeve.

  • Sankyou

    Here’s to hoping the G Watch R has wireless charging. If so – I’m in.

    • Cael

      Pretty sure it doesn’t. It’s gonna be like the regular G watch.

      • Sankyou

        See that’s not going to work with my vision of myself in the future. “Takes off watch every night – fumbles with plugging it into a poorly designed usb cable.”

      • Maryncland

        The G watch has a charging cradle.

  • Bob’s Bilderbergers

    The only thing that concerns me is battery life. I hope both the LG and Moto360 lasts at least a day and a half. From a design perspective, the LG is much more traditional in style while the Moto360 gives you just a watch face which is cool. Samsung… SMH… This is the start of an exciting era and I am really looking forward to owning one of these watches!

  • JSo

    Gear S…Operating System…Tizen. *Shivers*

    • n900mixalot

      Tizen already has what the Android Wear updates are supposed to provide including stand alone bluetooth music playback and proximity unlocking with connected phones. It’s not that dramatic.

  • I really wish the 360 had an AMOLED display 🙁

    • sirmeili

      I think the above is an assumption made by the Best Buy leak so it’s not official that it will have an LCD. I personally hoping the best buy link is wrong and it’s an AMOLED. It would offer better battery life overall (Since the face stays on, just dimmed, when not actively being used). Moto Using that tech to it’s fullest strength in the MotoX, I hope they were smart enough to move that over to the 360.

      • I hope you’re right! That’s about the only con I see about the 360.

        Although at the same time, if it somehow lasts 4 days and is visible outside in the sun, I don’t care what kind of screen they used 🙂

        • sirmeili

          Very true (your last statement)!

    • NexusMan

      We actually, don’t know yet. These specs were given by Best Buy. Not Motorola. The 1 Motorola spec we actually know to be true, is omitted in this chart: IP67 Water Resistant.

    • Nick V

      Wasn’t there discussion in one of the Moto 360 vids that mentioned AMOLED? I can almost swear I heard that. I could be wrong though.

  • Guest

    I like the more simplistic look of the 360

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    So when are we going to stop promoting Tizen devices? As for the looks for the watch… I really like the more rugged look for the LG. Specs all around seem to be the same.

    • Cael

      Tizen-Life confirmed.

  • jbdan

    On looks alone the LG is more traditional and much more sporty. On looks alone it’s an easy vote from me. Experiencing them in the flesh will be the deciding factor

    • picaso86

      I would just get them both, Moto 360 to dress up and the LG for weekdays.

      • jbdan

        Would love it if my finances allowed that! Although I think the LG would be a great “dresser-upper”

      • Nikuliai

        The big issue here is the pricepoint, if they had 2 watches that look good but are cheap enough to buy more than one that’s the best option, but 2×300 is not good enough for me (so at least I’m waiting to get the actual price)

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          2 * $250

          • Nikuliai

            That’s the best case scenario, I don’t like to choose the best case scenario to make assumptions… ever

        • picaso86

          Hopefully they won’t price them over $250, it will be a shame…

          • Bryan Mills

            The Moto 360 is $249.99

          • picaso86

            Is this official??

          • Bryan Mills

            Yes unofficially official

  • Bryan Mills

    I’m still wondering why Moto would ever use a TI processor.

    • Daniel Garcia

      That’s my biggest concern as I can’t name a single device off the top of my head that uses TI. I guess we shall have to wait and see.

      • turdburgler

        Google Glass.

      • Galaxy *cough* Nexus…

        • Bryan Mills

          What a trainwreck that phone was.

          • Bryan

            Still works pretty well as a daily driver after almost 3 years. I just rooted it so I didn’t have to deal with all the OTA drama.

          • Bryan Mills

            Lol not sure what you’re doing. Unless you mean it works great using a slow phone with terrible radios and switching out the battery 6 times a day.

          • Bryan

            Lol works great in my area that has great verizon coverage and runs all of the apps I have on it without slowing down very often with an extended battery I got for free.

          • Not true! That phone was one of my favorite phones of all time. It had an excellent size/form factor, an amazing screen for its time, and (as far as I know) the ONLY phone you could get with stock Android at the time. AND, don’t forget many of us upgraded from the OG Droid to the GN…and boy was that an awesome upgrade! Sure, it had a sub-par battery (but wasn’t terrible if you were on wi-fi all day) and as upgrades came out it started to show its age and started slowing down considerably…even though we had to update it ourselves despite VZW’s best efforts to keep us behind the curve 🙂

            But just because we have such better phones now, it doesn’t mean that wasn’t an excellent phone for its time. I personally really enjoyed it. And I think a lot of others did too. So even though it had some short comings, I wouldn’t by any means call it a train wreck.

          • Bryan Mills

            Yes, use wifi all day on a cell phone…right.

            Looking back, the Gnex is a disgrace and embarrassment. But there will be the select few who like it.

          • sirmeili

            Why not? I do. I only use Wifi when I’m driving between places. I go to the Gym? WiFi. I go to the Grocery store? Wifi. I go home? Wifi. I go to work (Which is at home)? Wifi.

            I rarely have to use cellular data. Maybe if I went out of town, but even on those days I’m driving a lot, so I charge the phone while driving.

          • Chidoro

            droid razr, razr maxx, and the nook hd
            not a trainwreck to be found

      • Gr8Ray

        Probably because TI shut down their OMAP business about 2 years ago to focus on other lines of business. It was a big surprise to see the 360 is packing OMAP silicon, but I guess that fits in with their plan to exit the smartphone/tablet industry, since smartwatches are neither of those.

        • calculatorwatch

          This is true. Google announced OMAP as their processor of choice around the time of the GNex and less then a year later TI left the game.

          However, the Project Ara team mentioned they were using TI processors for development because they allow full access to the instruction set vs restricted access through Qualcomm (or something like that).

          There’s probably a similar reason they are using them for the 360.

      • Cael

        Google Glass

      • Ramshambo2001

        The old Kindle Fire models used to use them, maybe they found they have better battery life or something. Nice to see other chipsets out there though.

    • ferpa

      for cheaper price

      • Bryan Mills

        Kind of scary they’d go cheap instead of using reliable hardware.

        • Cael

          Are you questioning Google Glass?

          • Bryan Mills

            Yes. Reason why i didn’t drop the money when i got the opportunity to get one.

          • chowder

            that and you’re poor.

          • Bryan Mills

            I could buy 5 right now. Doesn’t mean i will.

          • Cael

            And Google could care less about that.

          • Bryan Mills

            You mean “couldn’t” cause if they could, that means they care a little bit.

          • Cael

            You mean “because” because 2nd grade.

          • Bryan Mills

            So you and Google do care. How nice of you too.

          • Cael

            So you don’t care about an education. How stupid of you.

          • Bryan Mills

            It’s all a big scam anyways. I’m only doing it because it’s free.

          • Cael

            Go to your box.

          • Jon D

            cuz you don’t have the money

          • JSo

            What is with this “money” argument? Why would you spend a crap load of money for something that is still in development? Unless you are, in fact, a developer?

          • pyro74boy .

            WOW I agree with you for once amazing. I never thought I would but I do Bryan Mills good job

        • Chidoro

          cheap reliable

          • Bryan Mills

            Qualcomm has never failed me.

          • Jon D

            and TI has?

          • Cael

            …Snapdragon S3.

        • NexusMan

          Kind of scary you’d make cheap shots instead of referencing reliable sources.

          • Bryan Mills

            The Galaxy Nexus is enough to make my decision.

          • JSo

            What is your gripe with the Galaxy Nexus? I’m with you when you bash Samsung but the Galaxy Nexus was fine for 2011.

          • Bryan Mills

            No it wasn’t. Worst phone I’ve ever used.

          • JSo

            You used it wrong then. :p

          • Bryan Mills

            Yeah calling somebody and it dropping 40%.

          • JSo

            Well I never had that problem myself.

          • Bryan Mills

            Then you’re 1 in a couple hundred thousand.

          • pyro74boy .

            And the camera was a joke too on the G-Nex

          • pyro74boy .

            You can’t be for real the G-Nex was one of Samsung’s biggest mistakes. LOL and I love Samsung to death.

          • JSo

            You love Samsung. I think that’s your problem. lol

          • pyro74boy .

            Um no not really I have had the best overall luck with Samsung in terms of overall performance so please speak for yourself and not me. B Mills is not right most of the time but he is about this. I also don’t ever remember claiming I had a problem of any kind. LOL

          • JSo

            I meant it as you like Samsung. So you like TouchWiz and all that stuff that comes with it. So obviously, you wouldn’t like the Galaxy Nexus. Don’t take offense.

          • pyro74boy .

            Actually TouchWiz is one of the things I don’t like about the newer Samsung phones I think it’s a very laggy UI and because of all the junk bloatware that Samsung puts on all of their phones. I’m talking hardware wise and trust me I have used all the different brands and Samsung has worked the best for me. I’m still rocking my Note2.

          • JSo

            Fair enough. But tell me, was whatever Samsung device out at the time that much better than the Galaxy Nexus?

          • pyro74boy .

            Yes it was. I’m not really big on stock Android phones but the G-Nex was not the Nexus phone I would buy. I trust me I have used it.

          • JSo

            I just looked. The S2 was the Samsung device out at the time. Spec-wise, they are very similar. I guess this just comes down to OS. And personally, I don’t like TouchWiz. I never used the S2 though.

          • pyro74boy .

            At the time the G-Nex was first out I was using an HTC phone and having a world of problems with it overheating and having horrible battery performance and having issues connecting to the internet. I have never ever had any of these issues on any of my Samsung smartphones.

          • JSo

            I think it just comes down to personal experience. My personal experience with the GNex was a good one. I never had issues with it. Just like you never had issues with the Samsung devices. But there are people that still have issues with both. That’s why these arguments never end. lol

          • pyro74boy .

            Yes this is so true and anyone who thinks that none of these issues can’t happen to their phone regardless of who made it is a fool. I’m sure that people are having issues with all the brands because there’s no such thing as the perfect phone regardless of brand.

          • JSo

            Agreed.

          • NexusMan

            And apparently a premature Best Buy listing is too.

    • Eric Sorensen

      The original Motorola Droids were TI processors, but later the OMAPs couldn’t keep up with the Snapdragons. This could be a good thing having TI get back in the ring.

      • Gr8Ray

        Don’t forget about the GNex. It was probably one of the last great phones to use OMAP.

        • Bryan Mills

          Great? LOL

          • JSo

            Don’t bash the beloved GNex.

          • cizzlen

            The gnex was a POS.

        • koopadoop

          And now GNEX doesn’t get updates because TI abandoned their mobile proc business. Why would anyone want to go through that again?

          I know it is just a watch that will last about 3 months before the novelty wears off but…

      • Walternating

        That whole OMAP getting back in the ring is pretty much a no go, seeing that TI shutdown operations on the processors back in 2012. http://semiaccurate.com/2012/10/01/texas-instruments-shutters-consumer-omap-lines/

        • Jason Bittner

          That was 2012 this is 2014

    • As long as the battery lasts multiple days and I don’t see any stuttering, I don’t care if they used a fisher-price processor in that thing!

      I really doubt at this stage of the (smartwatch) game we’re going to think “boy, I sure wish this thing had a better processor so that it can run Crysis at higher FPS”. I think ALL small/mobile processors are way ahead of anything a watch could take advantage of for the practical future (meaning the few years until you would want to upgrade the watch as a whole for other reasons).

    • NexusMan

      Well, you’ll get your answer why they did, or didn’t, in less than a week.

      • Bryan Mills

        I don’t really care at this point.

        • sirmeili

          If you didn’t care, you wouldn’t “wonder why”.

          • Rob

            You do realize he’s the current resident troll of DL, right?

          • sirmeili

            I know….and he’s very good at what he does unfortunately…LOL

            I wish there was a way to “ignore” commenters in Disqus

        • Cael

          You commented, so clearly you must.

          • Bryan Mills

            Maybe i missed something, but this article is about 3 watches.

          • Cael

            Yet you are only talking about what processor Motorola is using.
            Well guess what, the Snapdragon didn’t help the G Watch get over a day so who cares?

        • NexusMan

          Yet you CONTINUE to comment on that of which you really don’t care…even just stating word for word: “I’m still wondering why Moto would ever use a TI processor.” Yea, that sounds EXACTLY like you don’t care. When I don’t care about something, I always start my sentence about it with the words, “I’m wondering why…”